Stats: Where The Rangers Were Starting Their Shifts Last Night

ExtraSkater.com emptyrinkcompiles advanced statistics on a per game basis and has information on last night’s Rangers loss to the Coyotes.

Alain Vigneault started the top line in the offensive zone at even strength:

  • Brad Richards: 54.5% in the offensive zone, 36.4% in the neutral zone, 9.1% in the defensive zone
  • Derek Stepan: 63.6% in the offensive zone, 27.3% in the neutral zone and 9.1% in the defensive zone
  • Rick Nash: 63.6% in the offensive zone, 27.3% in the neutral zone and 9.1% in the defensive zone

The line of Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot started 66.7% of their shifts at even strength in the neutral zone and 16.7% in both the offensive and defensive zone.

Ryan McDonagh started 83.3% of his shifts in the defensive zone at even strength. McDonagh, Jesper Fast, Derek Dorsett and Brian Boyle were the only players on the team who didn’t start a shift in the offensive zone.

Michael Del Zotto and Marc Staal were on the ice for over 42% of the Rangers even strength shifts.